NMSU Softball Defeats GCU 4-2

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State softball welcomed Grand Canyon for a Western Athletic Conference series at the NM State Softball Complex on Friday. Shelby Shultes hit a walk-off homer, helping the Aggies take down the Lopes 4-2 in the series opener. Kelsey Horton also broke the program's career home run record in the victory.

NM State (22-18, 5-5 WAC) got off to a hot start when Jeanelle Medina began the team's at-bat with a single. Horton followed by hitting a two-run homer off the GCU (26-18, 8-2 WAC) pitcher, the 65th homer of Horton's career, giving NM State the 2-0 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Falls 3-2 At Loyola Marymount

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LOS ANGELES, CA - New Mexico State softball faced Loyola Marymount at Smith Field on Monday afternoon. The Aggies fell to the Lions 3-2 to close their Golden State road trip.

NM State (21-18) fell behind early when starting pitcher Samaria Diaz hit a batter before a home run over the fence in left center field put LMU (28-16) ahead by a pair in the second inning. After hitting another batter, the junior surrendered a double, scoring the third run for Loyola Marymount.

Still trailing 3-0 in the fifth, New Mexico State began a rally when Jeanelle Medina hit a double with a pair of outs on the board. Kelsey Horton followed the junior with an RBI triple, scoring the first NM State run of the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Run-Rules Northern Colorado 19-9 For Series Sweep

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team closed out a three-game weekend series against Western Athletic Conference opponent Northern Colorado on Sunday at Presley Askew Field. After putting up nine runs in the first inning, the Aggies never lost the lead and went on to pull off a 19-9 run-rule victory in eight innings over the Bears for the series sweep.

Despite NM State (25-9, 9-3 WAC) producing a high scoring first inning, Northern Colorado (7-23, 3-9 WAC) was the first team on the board in the opening frame. The Bears saw a runner reach on a single and then an error on the pickoff attempt moved the runner all the way to third base. This saw the opposition then score the first run of the game with a single to center to put the Aggies behind 1-0 in the middle of the first.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Shuts Out Northern Colorado 5-0

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team took on Western Athletic Conference foe Northern Colorado in game two of a three-game weekend series at Presley Askew Field on Saturday. After producing runs in three frames, the Aggies saw stellar pitching and great defense lead the team a shutout 5-0 victory over the Bears.

NM State (24-9, 8-3 WAC) starter Justin Dehn tossed a one-two-three opening half inning and then the Aggies produced their biggest scoring frame in the bottom of the first to put Northern Colorado (7-23, 3-8 WAC) behind early. The Crimson & White had two runners on with one out when slugger Tristan Peterson continued his strong season at the plate blasting a three-run home run over the batter’s eye in centerfield for a 3-0 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits Doubleheader at Cal Baptist

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

RIVERSIDE, CA - New Mexico State softball closed out the series with California Baptist at the John C. Funk Stadium on Saturday. The Aggies fell to the Lancers to 2-0 in the Western Athletic Conference series finale before coming up with the 3-1 win in the final game of the doubleheader.

GAME ONE
NM State (21-17, 4-5 WAC) starter Samaria Diaz and CBU (18-26, 5-7 WAC) pitcher Kellye Springstead went back-and-forth with each pitcher posting four scoreless innings to start the contest.

The Aggies went scoreless in the top of the fifth but in the bottom of the frame, Diaz allowed a double with one out on the board and head coach Kathy Rodolph brought in Kayla Green to the circle. The senior forced the first batter to ground out before striking out the final batter to end the inning.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Escapes With 10-9 Victory In Series Opener With Northern Colorado

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State baseball team hosted Western Athletic Conference challenger Northern Colorado in the first of three games on Friday night at Presley Askew Field. After taking the lead with a four-run sixth inning, the Aggies got into a bases loaded jam up one with one out in the ninth when a clutch game-ending double play secured the 10-9 series opening win over the Bears.

For the opener, NM State (23-9, 7-3 WAC) sent out usual Friday night starter Brock Whittlesey to square off on the mound against Northern Colorado (7-21, 3-7 WAC) hurler Isaac Bracken. Each pitcher got tagged in the opening frame to open up the scoring.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits Doubleheader at Cal Baptist

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

RIVERSIDE, CA - New Mexico State softball opened its series against California Baptist with a doubleheader at John C. Funk Stadium on Friday. The Aggies fell to the Lancers 5-2 in the series opener but took the second game 3-1.

GAME ONE
NM State (20-16, 4-4 WAC) starting pitcher Samaria Diaz pitched a pair of scoreless innings before hitting trouble when CBU (17-25, 4-7 WAC) posted a triple in the third. The junior walked the next batter to put runners on the corners and a sacrifice bunt scored the player from third, putting New Mexico State behind by a run.

In their following at bat, the Aggies rallied with a pair of outs on the board when Mya Felder and Nikki Butler posted back-to-back singles. With runners on the corners, Chloe Rivas hit a shallow single to left field, scoring Felder from third.  Continue Reading This Post >>

31 NMSU Winter Sport Student Athletes Earn Academic All-WAC Honors

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DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its Academic All-Conference awards for winter sports on Wednesday with 31 New Mexico State student-athletes from the swimming and diving and track and field teams receiving the award.

A total of 280 student-athletes from the conference’s winter sports received academic All-WAC honors.

Indoor Track and Field
Crissey Amberg, Gr.
Jessica Dominguez, So.
Kayli Farmer, Sr.
Corinne Hanson, Sr.
Camira Haughton, Sr.
Kelli Kirkpatrick, Sr.
Elana Kresl, Jr.
Taniya Mitchell, Sr.
Yemisi Oroyinyin, Sr.
Nicollette Pacheco, Sr.
Stephanie Quintero, Sr.
Michaela Romero, Jr.
Leah Salazar, Jr.
Hannah Smith, Sr.
Brooke Wallace, Jr.
Julia Yescas, Sr.

Swimming and Diving
Lilly Araujo, Sr.
Olivia Bender, So.
Lilia De Oliveira Pelaez, Jr.
Katherine Harston, So.
MacKinna Hauff, Sr.
Barbora Krizanova, Sr.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Pun Chanachai Named WAC Women's Golfer Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The Western Athletic Conference announced its golfers of the week on Wednesday. After a record-breaking tournament finish, NM State’s Pun Chanchai was named the WAC Women’s Golfer of the Week for the third time this spring.

An incredible week saw Chanachai set a new program record with her sixth individual win after earning medalist honors at the Wyoming Cowgirl Classic, to pass former Aggie and current LPGA golfer Alena Sharp. The Bangkok, Thailand natives success at the event in Maricopa, Ariz. continued for the second-straight year after the golfer also set a course record for the lowest round by an individual shooting a 65 (-7) during the second round of the tournament back in 2018.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Sweeps Weekly WAC Awards

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State's Mya Felder and Samaria Diaz have been named the Western Athletic Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for April 1-7. This is the first-ever honor for Felder and the second honor of the season and of her career for Diaz.

Felder, a freshman third baseman from Fresno, Calif., hit .571 with a 1.571 slugging percentage and a .625 on-base percentage in five games last week. She was 8-of-14 on the week with six extra-base hits as she tallied two doubles and four home runs. Felder scored six runs and had nine RBIs as the Aggies went 4-1 on the week. Felder hit a home run in each of NM State's run-rule victories over in-state rival New Mexico. She also had a pair of homers in the series finale against Utah Valley as she went 3-for-3 with two RBIs to clinch the series for the Aggies.  Continue Reading This Post >>